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Azure IoT Central – March 2020 updates

Published date: 28 April, 2020

IoT Central now available in the United Kingdom (UK) and Japan geographies

IoT Central is now generally available in both the UK and Japan geographies. The UK South and UK West Azure data centres host the UK geography. The Japan East and Japan West Azure data centres host the Japan geography. Although both of these new geographies are available to customers around the world, customers with data residency or performance requirements can now take advantage of this updated availability.

Certificate and individual enrolment APIs

Choose your own device connectivity credentials for individual devices by choosing a symmetric key, uploading a certificate or entering an endorsement key from a trusted platform module with individual enrolments. Now with public API support, you can configure these scenarios programmatically to connect your devices.

Jobs improvements

The jobs experience in IoT Central now supports bulk device management for IoT Edge devices. Jobs can now run updates with complex types such as object, vector or geopoint. The updated jobs experience includes a visual experience alignment with the rest of IoT Central, and streamlines the job creation workflow.

Trial to pay-as-you-go interaction update

The pay-as-you-go upgrade flow in the UI now allows trial users to choose their IoT Central pricing plan during the upgrade flow. This update is an improvement over the previous experience where customers could only change their pricing plan after finishing the upgrade flow.

UI customisation improvements

When you customise the UI in IoT Central, you can now change every component that uses an accent colour. Previously, you could only customise buttons and toggles. Now, you can also customise icons, focus indicators and spinners, enhancing your ability to customise the UI.

Direct link to the Azure CLI

Observe device messages and device twins by using the Azure CLI IoT extension. Use this tool to diagnose and debug issues where device messages don’t reach IoT Central, or where devices don’t respond to device twin updates. Access the tool directly from a link on the IoT Central Help menu.

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